|For Immediate Release
Case # 10WF0642
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
WOMAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR $650,000 AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHEQUES FRAUD SCHEME
SANTA ANA – The last of six defendants was sentenced today to seven years in state prison for planning and executing a $650,000 American Express Travelers Cheques fraud scheme. The six defendants, including Tyrica Goff (see below), all pleaded guilty to fraudulently using forged American Express Travelers Cheques to purchase items at multiple retail stores and taking items back to collect a total of $650,000. The defendants were convicted of various charges in a 110-count criminal complaint including felony second degree commercial burglary, felony forgery, sentencing enhancements for loss over $100,000, aggravated white collar crime over $500,000, and crime-bail-crime.